HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Body Scoop For Girls – A Straight Talk Guide To A Healthy, Beautiful You By Jennifer Ashton, M.D., OB-GYN

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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This book would make a great gift that would benefit you and your tween.

About the book A Straight Talk Guide To A Healthy, Beautiful You
Book by Jennifer Ashton, M.D., OB-GYN,
CBS News Medical Correspondent

“Dr. Ashton offers a life- changing message at the right time to a generation of young women and their parents. I trust her with my daughters” –Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Dr. Ashton is a practical and realistic voice of help for adolescent well-being in our community. Her ‘21st century’ knowledge of girls and their relationships and pressures coupled with her extensive hands-on experience make her the leading voice for effective treatment and counseling for our girls, who will be our future leaders.”
-Helen Wronski, President and CEO, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and Chair, New Jersey State coalition of Girl Scout Councils.


As an Ob-Gyn specializing in adolescent care, Dr. Jennifer Ashton understands better than anyone that being a teenage girl these days is fraught with a special kind of angst. But in her practice she talks openly and non-judgmentally to each of her young patients like a good friend, answering each of their questions respectfully and with candor, like all good doctors should.

Now she shares her advice with teens, tweens (and moms!) everywhere in THE BODY SCOOP FOR GIRLS: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You (Avery Books, January 2010; $18.00), a no-holds-barred guidebook, based on her passion to cut through the embarrassment that girls often feel about their changing bodies and to arm them with the knowledge they need to make smart choices. Says Dr. Ashton, “I found that teens and tweens just didn’t have a clue about their bodies, and no one (parents, teachers, friends) was giving them the right information. I wanted to be the person to make a real difference in their adolescent years; I wanted to give them the inside scoop on their bodies so that they would be empowered!”

Covering questions about a girl’s body, head to toe, THE BODY SCOOP includes chapters on:
• Breast Development and nipple bumps (What is normal?)
• The decision to have sex, and the benefits of waiting (Just because you’ve done it, doesn’t mean you have to keep doing it)
• Birth control (There are many options. Which one is right for you?)
• The lowdown on STIs (Many are curable. Which ones can you protect yourself against?)
• Eating disorders (Is there more going on here than just food?)
• Depression and hormone imbalance (What treatment is right?)
• Grooming: from hair removal to hygiene products (Even down there!)
• Body Piercings (Dr. Ashton leaves no stone unturned)

Writing in a funny and fresh, girl-to-girl voice, Dr. Ashton has created a totally up-to-date health book that speaks directly to young women and the unique pressures they face today. From a doctor who “gets it,” THE BODY SCOOP FOR GIRLS makes the road to womanhood an empowering one.

About the Author:
Jennifer Ashton, M.D., Ob-Gyn is a board-certified ob-gyn who specializes in adolescent gynecology. As CBS News Medical Correspondent, she regularly contributes to The Early Show and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. She has also been featured on such broadcast venues as XM Radio’s Oprah and Friends. She lives and practices in Englewood, New Jersey.

THE BODY SCOOP FOR GIRLS: A Straight Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You by Jennifer Ashton, M.D., OB-GYN
Avery Books | January 2010 | $18.00 | Trade Paperback Original
Also Available as an e-Book

About Avery:
Avery, an imprint focusing on health, wellness, fitness, psychology, and popular science, is best known for publishing cutting-edge, but accessible books from the top experts in their fields. Leading the backlist is one of the best-selling health books of all time, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch. Other top sellers include the The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Life by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keene and The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove.

Founded in 1976, Avery quickly established itself as the most successful independent publisher of health books in the market. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. acquired it as an imprint in 1999 with a strong commitment to continue publishing respected, up-to-the-minute books with a clear focus on helping people make the most of their lives. To this end, Avery’s scope of titles has broadened to include psychology, inspirational memoir, and sociology.


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lilshuga2001 December 13, 2009 - 1:40 pm

I would read it then pass it on to my mom!

Deb Anderson December 13, 2009 - 9:26 pm

My niece needs this. She’s fourteen going on forty. 🙁

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Cathy Pottschmidt December 14, 2009 - 9:44 am

I would love to give this to my daughter Olivia, who is twelve.

pat. December 14, 2009 - 10:07 am

I know a tween who will need this info.

Michelle December 14, 2009 - 10:13 pm

I would give this to my younger sister…. after I read it! Think it would really help her with some issues.

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Brian December 15, 2009 - 9:01 pm

My daughter is 11 and a half… we’ve had some of these discussions but we really need more resources at our fingertips to help with some of the touchier topics.

Nicole D. December 16, 2009 - 3:59 pm

I would read this, and also share it with my sister-in-law. Thanks!

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This would go to my daughter, sarah if I won.

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Cheryl Bradley December 18, 2009 - 10:09 am

This book would go to my niece. It would have been nice to have something like this when I was a teenager.

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Dianad December 20, 2009 - 6:31 am

This would go to my daughter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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